Anne Heckheimer, LMT, CPT
Anne Heckheimer graduated from the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences and became a NYS licensed massage therapist in 1998. While attending the Swedish Institute, Anne worked as a certified personal trainer at Equinox Fitness Clubs. It was there that her passion for working with pregnant and postpartum women was sparked. After receiving her massage license, Anne studied with Elaine Stillerman and received her Mothermassage® certification. She also studied prenatal massage with Susan Rachel Condon, director of the Niara Healing Arts Center. Most recently Anne has become a certified practitioner of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® with advanced training in women’s wellness applications.
From 1998-2001 Anne continued to work privately as a personal trainer and also started to develop her style and massage technique while working at the Avon Salon and Spa.
In 2001, Anne founded the Prenatal Massage Center of Manhattan. It is there that she decided to dedicate herself to supporting women throughout their pregnancies, postpartum and beyond.
Anne has been featured in New York Magazine, Time Out New York, New York Metro and the America Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) trade magazines, “Hands-on” and “Massage Therapy Journal.”
In addition to presently maintaining her private practice, Anne also co-teaches the Yoga for Labor and Massage workshop at the Prenatal Yoga Center.
Anne’s son, Mateo Gregorio was born on September 28th, 2005. Her journey through pregnancy and motherhood continues to add a more knowledgeable dimension to her work.
Alexandra is an NYS licensed massage therapist. She graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is also certified MaMassage® prenatal/postpartum massage therapist.
She is known for her vibrant energy and her firm relaxing touch. Through “listening” to her client’s body and thoughtful communication, she has a collaborative approach to reaching the therapeutic goals of her clients.
Her passion for working with new moms and moms-to-be keeps her Sunday schedule very busy at the Prenatal Massage Center of Manhattan.
Stephanie DeCaprio is a NYS licensed massage therapist. She received her Associates Degree in Occupational Studies from the Swedish Institute in 2010 where she trained in both Eastern and Western modalities of bodywork as well as Medical Massage.
She incorporates techniques from these three modalities plus uses her intuition and palpation skills to help bring balance back to the body by helping to open the flow of energy, blood, and lymph.
Since then she has become a certified Mamassage® prenatal/postpartum massage therapist and has taken professional level classes in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®; this has helped Stephanie transition from sports and athletic focused field to a female-centered filed.
She is also certified to teach Pilates mat classes which may further help her clients restore muscular and postural balance to their body, mind, and spirit; very useful for postpartum clients trying to restore balance.
Demi Muller, LMT is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Because of her passion for holistic health, physical fitness, and caring for others, she became a massage therapist. Her work combines both Eastern and Western modalities. By blending her training in deep tissue techniques, myofascial release, shiatsu, acupressure, tui na, and varied stretching techniques, she strives to create an effective and relaxing treatment tailored to each client’s individual goals.
Demi is specifically interested in women’s health and specializes in prenatal, and postpartum massage. She holds a prenatal massage certification for which she earned through Mamamassage®.
Demi is currently pursuing a degree in nursing and is devoted to expanding her knowledge and ability as a health care practitioner.
Yahaira Paulino is a NYS licensed massage therapist, graduating valedictorian of her class from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Additionally she is an awarded scholarship recipient and holds her prenatal/postpartum massage certification through MamaMassage®.
Yahaira’s personalized massage style fuses Eastern and Western philosophies incorporating a blended style of Ayurvedic, Thai and Swedish massage. Yahaira has a bio-individual approach to massage, where she collaborates with the client towards reaching theirs optimum health potential.
Yahaira is currently a teacher’s assistant at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is attending Atelier Esthetiques Institute of Esthetics for her NYS board certified aesthetics license.